Originally Posted by aditya3098
Why this extension? Because now people (aka n00bs) will not need to worry about which folder to put in the extensions folder, unzipping/untarring/unraring..., and accidentaly getting windows line endings into their scripts, and a whole lot of other stuff.
Which of course assumes that the "noobs" running Windows have changed their preferences to display filename extensions.
Hmm... Which takes them out of the "nooby" classification.
I agree, stick with a meaningful extension, don't invent one.
If you need to detect if your using the correct file, insert a special reserved name file (like: MANIFEST) in the archive and then test for it.